* Whether throwing the ball, casting a line, or kneeling in prayer, you don't have to talk to be present. (Talking is not a reliable indicator that you are.)
* Stand up for truth. Remember that truth requires those who see and think differently than you.
* The way is worth enjoying.
* Learning and remembering your family's stories and the places where those stories happened is a task worthy of the time it takes.
* Not everyone can be 6' 10", but defense and free-throws aren't more complicated or evasive than putting in the work.
* You don't have to know it all. Expect to be always learning.
* Healing is a part of faith.
* What you know/understand is not a measure of what others don't; it is a gift meant for others. Share what you know/understand generously and charitably.
* It's okay not to settle for superficial.
* Thunderstorms are meant for the front porch, homemade vanilla ice cream, and a healthy splash of kahlúa.
* Remember who and whose you are.
* Make making time for your kids look easy, because that your children appreciate you even more than they appreciate the things you set aside is the very best of all.
Happy Father's Day, Daddy - I love you!